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Gates Underwater Housing for ARRI ALEXA

Gates Underwater Products
Abel Code: gatesAlexa
Capture underwater footage with your ARRI ALEXA camera using this dive housing from Gates Underwater Products. Fits over (70) PL Mount lenses and offers Precision Ports for clear, sharp images.
Key Highlights
  • Depth rating of 200ft
  • Dive housing for ARRI ALEXA camera
  • Choose Flat or Dome Port


Supporting over 70 PL mount lenses, the Gates ARRI ALEXA housing is an integrated underwater workhorse. The seasoned professional will recognize many Gates signature features:

  • Clean, uncomplicated, user friendly design
  • Gates Precision Ports for clear, sharp images
  • Seal Check II to verify housing integrity before entering the water

The rental of this Gates Underwater Housing for ARRI ALEXA comes with Dome or Flat Port, Port Extenders, Seal Check, and On-Board Monitor Underwater Housing.

Reaching the far corners of the world, Gates housings are tasked with the most demanding projects extending from marine research and military, to television and cinema productions. Experts know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance, they take a Gates.

Durable Chassis

"Bulletproof" machined aluminum, black type III hard anodized finish which is sealed with a nickel-acetate process.

A rolling travel case with retractable handles holds your Gates Underwater Housing when travelling or not in use.

TVL 55 Monitor Case

The TVL55 External Monitor housing is included with the ALEXA housing.

The TVL55 External Monitor is a compact, external monitor option for Gates broadcast and cinema caliber underwater imaging systems. Designed specifically for the TV Logic VFM-058W field monitor (not included)*, the TVL55 is a full 1920x1080 resolution on a 5.5" (14 cm) diagonal display. A variety of focus and exposure tools are available like false color, zoom, peaking, vectorscope, and waveform. (3) assignable buttons give quick access to your favorite, most used functions.

Extensive Lens Support

Over 70 PL mount lenses are supported in the ALEXA Housing. Explore the Gates lens support table to see what is compatible with this underwater housing for ARRI ALEXA. In addition, Gates posted a list of recommended lenses for use with Gates SP80 / FP80 Port System.

Dome or Flat Port Options

The rental of this underwater housing for ARRI ALEXA includes a choice of either an FP80 Flat Port or a SP80 Standard Dome Port.

Flat Port - Due to its larger front element, the FP80 supports a variety of medium to macro lenses, including external zooms. This is a simple, versatile port option for a wide variety of lenses. Gates makes both acrylic (Perspex) and glass versions of this port. Shade coverings may be included. An anti-reflective coating on the BK7 glass element may be included.

Dome Port - The SP80 preserves field of view (FOV) underwater, and is ideally suited for wide to fisheye imaging. Medium to macro, too, when paired with a macro zoom lens. Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass or optical grade Acrylic (Perspex) versions, the latter is field serviceable/replaceable.

Adjustable Handles

Adjust the side handles for perfect grip and convenient access to controls.

A carry handle for the top of the camera offers easy grip during transport and handling.

Seal Check

As the name implies, Seal Check confirms seal integrity before entering the water to protect your valuable lens and camera. It takes only a few short minutes to use and will provide you with a go/no go decision. Seal Check runs on (8) AA batteries.

Field Serviceable

Gates products are nearly 100% serviceable in the field. Call your AbelCine Rental Agent for additional options.

Clean & Uncomplicated Design

User friendly controls are 100% mechanical. There are no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail.

Precision Ports

Quality optics means clarity, sharpness and NO vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to spoil your images.

Adjustable Bouyancy & Trim

Add /remove trim weights for ideal buoyancy and balance, which is a key to stable, fluid shots.



Some Accessories may be available. The manufacturer lists 3G-SDI, Seal Check, Comm Input, Filters, Hydrophone, and Lights as possibilities.

* IMPORTANT NOTE: Actual contents of rental kits are variable, based on client requirements and availability. Please contact your AbelCine Rental Agent for details, or to request a specific configuration.

What's in the Box

  • 1 x Gates Underwater Housing for Arri Alexa


Key Highlights

  • Depth rating of 200ft
  • Dive housing for ARRI ALEXA camera
  • Choose Flat or Dome Port
  • Adjustable buoyancy
  • Weight in air: 27 lb
  • Shell housing for on-board monitor
  • Rolling travel case


Battery Mount Type:
Battery Chemistry:
8 x Alkaline - or rechargeable AA batteries (for Seal Check)

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:

Compatibility - Camera



Buoyancy Notes:
Fully adjustable buoyancy / trim
Depth Rating:
60.96m - 200 Feet
Housing Controls:
Other - Power on/off, Home, Back, Menu, Select / Set Roller, User, Lock, Grab, WRS, Direct lens coupled (manual): Iris, Focus, Zoom
Record / Standby
6 x Soft Keys
3 x User Key

Support for Every Production

Facilities in NY & LA designed for maximum comfort and efficiency

We are accustomed to working with productions and budgets of all sizes. Need a complete camera system specifically tailored to your needs or a few accessories to complete your kit? We’ve got you covered. All our gear is meticulously maintained by our on-site technicians, and we treat all jobs with the highest degree of care and attention to detail.



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